The game is set, the players have been chosen. Pull out your team colors this football season, and cheer your team on with cocktails from Azzurre Spirits.
Marshawn Lynch’s golden cleats might not make it on to the field, but they certainly drew some heat! Check out this sweet and spicy drink, created in his honor.
- 2 oz Azzurre Gin
- .75 oz Fresh lemon juice
- .5 oz Honey simple syrup
- Dash of hot sauce
- Garnish: Lemon twist or a hot pepper
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish.
The Last Word
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
- 5 oz Azzurre Gin
- .5 oz lemongrass syrup
- 6 blueberries
- .5 oz fresh lemon juice
- .5 oz Parfait Amour Liqueur
- Grapefruit soda
Muddle berries in the bottom of a shaker. Add ice, gin, lemongrass syrup, lemon juice, and Parfait Amour. Shake well. Double strain into a martini glass. Top with soda.
To make lemongrass syrup, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add 3 rinsed and chopped stalks of lemongrass. Reduce by half. Stir, strain, cool. Will keep for one week.
Bill Belichick says that ‘the strength of the wolf is the pack’. Show your camaraderie and team spirit with a recipe meant to be shared.
Wolf Pack Punch
- 2 cups Azzurre Vodka
- 4 cups cranberry juice
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 2 cups limeade
- 1 liter of ginger ale
- Garnish: fresh cranberries
Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl or pitcher. Serve cold.
Pour vodka and curacao over ice in a highball glass. Fill with lemonade, top with a cherry, and serve.
If you’re a cosmo lover, try this ‘azure blue’ version, with white cranberry juice and lime. It’s gluten free!
- 2 oz Azzurre Vodka
- 5 oz White Cranberry Juice
- .5 oz Blue Curacao
- 1 Splash Lime Juice
- 1 Orange peel
Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with orange.
In tribute to the state of New England, we decided to ‘clam it up’ a bit, with a creative twist traditional bloody mary. A Japanese chili and spice blend, Shichimi Togarashi has seaweed in it, adding a boost of flavor and punch to this Sunday brunch classic.
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- .25 tsp. fresh-ground black pepper
- .25 tsp Shichimi Togarashi
- 1 oz Azzurre vodka
- .5 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- .5 tsp. hot sauce
- Clamato juice (or a mixture of two parts clam juice to one part tomato juice)
- 1/2 lemon, in wedges
- Garnish: celery leaves, olive, bacon, fried clams
Combine salt, pepper, and togarashi in a shallow dish. Wet the edge of a pint glass, and dip the rim in the spice mixture. Fill the glass with ice. Pour in Azzurre Vodka and other wet ingredients, squeeze lemon. Garnish.
Last but not least is our favorite, a twist on the mojito. Make a big batch of these tea based cocktails for a crowd-pleasing adult punch.
- 1 oz Azzurre Vodka
- 8 Large fresh mint leaves
- 1 cup ice
- 3 oz Green Tea (brewed in advance)
- 5 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
- 3 oz simple syrup
- 2 oz club soda
Muddle mint leaves and ice in a shaker. Add the rest of the ingredients, shake well. Pour into a glass and top with soda. Garnish with a sprig of mint.